Academic journal article Journal of Healthcare Management

PRACTITIONER APPLICATION: A Method for a Successful Turnaround: Using Governance Practices in an Era of Healthcare Transformation

Academic journal article Journal of Healthcare Management

PRACTITIONER APPLICATION: A Method for a Successful Turnaround: Using Governance Practices in an Era of Healthcare Transformation

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I applaud Bristol Hospital for its transparent process and comprehensive efforts to implement change, improve patient care, and take the value-based approach to healthcare described by Sondheim et al.

Hospitals and health systems must continue to adapt to their changing role in healthcare; Bristol Hospital demonstrated that we can drive positive change, create greater value, and improve quality and outcomes through better coordination and collaboration at all levels.

The article cites the American Hospital Association monograph Governance Practices in an Era of Health Care Transformation and its recommendations for change. It provides the guiding principles for Bristol Hospital's successful transformation; it focuses on methods to improve outcomes, support effective governance, and ultimately shift toward an integrated, value-driven health system. These themes should resonate with all hospitals, health systems, and their governance and leadership.

At WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based health system serving the community since 1961, we continue our transition to value-based care. In fact, the lessons and findings from the study of Bristol Hospital could be applied to our own journey. …

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